Synopsis from Goodreads:
A gritty, psychological thriller that asks the question: How well can you know anyone? On a fateful summer morning in 1986, two eleven-year-old girls meet for the first time. By the end of the day, they will both be charged with murder. Twenty-five years later, journalist Kirsty Lindsay is reporting on a series of sickening attacks on young female tourists in a seaside vacation town when her investigation leads her to interview carnival cleaner Amber Gordon. For Kirsty and Amber, it’s the first time they’ve seen each other since that dark day so many years ago. Now with new, vastly different lives—and unknowing families to protect—will they really be able to keep their wicked secret hidden? Gripping and fast-paced, with an ending that will stay with you long after you’ve read it, The Wicked Girls will appeal to fans of the Academy Award–nominated film Heavenly Creatures and the novels of Rosamund Lupton and Chevy Stevens.
What I thought:
The premise of The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood had me all interested in it when I picked up the book. It sounded thrilling and like it might have a pretty good twist to it. Throughout reading the book it was entertaining since they use a lot of British lingo which is a bit different than here in the USA-which I find interesting, but the book wasn't quite as thrilling as I wanted it to be. It felt like it jumped around a lot and there were a lot of parts I was kind of bored on. However, I kept with it because I really wanted to find out what had happened in the past, and they kept giving you small snippets of back story as they led on through the current drama. By the time I got to the end I still didn't feel like I had a firm grasp on everything that had actually happened in the past, even though I knew what the incident was and it summarized it. It felt... lacking. I also felt very unsatisfied with the end. I actually felt like a suicide ending would have been a more interesting conclusion to the story, rather than how they ended it. I gave it 3 out of 5 stars.